UPA ‘bites dust’ on release of Anna: BJP

As the Delhi Police decided to withdraw the case against Anna Hazare, BJP on Tuesday kept up its attack on the government saying "it has bitten the dust" and cannot be absolved of the "illegal" act of arresting him.

Updated: Aug 16, 2011, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: As the Delhi Police decided to
withdraw the case against Anna Hazare to facilitate his
release from jail tonight itself, BJP on Tuesday kept up its attack
on the government saying "it has bitten the dust" and cannot
be absolved of the "illegal" act of arresting him.

"The release of Anna no way absolves the government of its
illegality and is no way a concession or a pardon extended to
Anna for which UPA can pat itself," said BJP spokesman
Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

He said "the release of Anna no way condones the act of UPA
and they still stand accused of their unconstitutional act of
arresting him. The government has rather bitten the dust."

BJP also patted itself for raising the issue of corruption
inside and outside Parliament. Rudy said "BJP`s crusade
against corruption stands vindicated and the upsurge across the
country against corruption is the outcome of its stand taken
inside and outside Parliament."

PTI